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HTC 7 Trophy review

Is the cheap price of this Windows Phone 7 handset worth the sacrifices?

HTC 7 trophy

The 5-megapixel camera on the HTC 7 Trophy carries a lower pixel count than its brother, the HTC Mozart. However, there's no reason the Trophy shouldn't be able to product some decent pictures.

In the camera's settings, you can choose one of a number of Scene modes, including Portrait, Landscape, Sports and Macro.

You can also add effects, including Greyscale and Sepia, and change the Metering. The LED flash can be on, off or auto. Finally, there's a mode to reduce the flicker when taking photos of televisions – you can specify 50 or 60Hz.

HTC 7 mozart

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LEAVES: Though the colours aren't bad here, there's a lack of detail in this shot, taken using the Landscape mode

HTC 7 mozart

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LIFELESS: There's no depth or dimension to this theatre, and again there's little in the way of detail

HTC 7 mozart

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CARVING: This is better, detail-wise, but once again looks flat

HTC 7 mozart

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GLASS HOUSES: The colours here are pleasingly accurate, and the focus has finally managed to get something nice and crisp

HTC 7 mozart

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CLOSE UP: While some parts of this macro shot are nice – especially the colours – there's a huge amount of digital noise in the dark pink parts, which spoils it somewhat

Pictures can be viewed back in the Pictures hub, which also brings down new pictures from your Facebook friends for you to browse.

When you view your saved pictures, you can choose to share them over email or MMS, or you can upload them to Facebook and Microsoft's SkyDrive service.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time6.75 Hour
Product Model7 Trophy
Screen Size9.7 cm (3.8")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)140 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height118.5 mm
Width61.5 mm
Depth12 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time360 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product Name7 Trophy Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeG-sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number99HKM034-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

Action packed gaming

Enter a whole new level of gaming with the HTC 7 Trophy and the power of Xbox LIVE. With the vivid 3.8" screen, HTC 7 Trophy sits comfortably in your hand and performs perfectly in any gaming situation.

Satisfy your need for speed

A performance packed 1GHz Snapdragon processor delivers split-second responsiveness. You'll need that speed when you're zipping and dodging, shooting and flying on your quest to save mankind.

Pause the game. It's time for music.

Take a break from the game and tune into some ... tunes. The HTC 7 Trophy gives you a high fidelity sound for a richer listening and viewing experience. The secret sauce is SRS WOW HD - bringing virtual surround sound to your mobile.

Package Contents
  • 7 Trophy Smartphone
  • Battery
  • USB Cable
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headset
  • Power Adapter
  • Start Here Guide
  • Quick Guide
  • Safety and Regulatory Guide
Limited Warranty1 Year